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I dont believe we need a page on 'egyptians' in uk.d-i-y's wiki, but this page contains a link to 'egyptians' and some other non-diy pages, as yet unwritten. I'll watch for feedback on this, but if no-one disagrees, maybe a few of these links should become non-links.

Otherwise a very thorough article!

But since the article seems to be lifted word-for-word from Wikipedia's article on the subject surely a link to the original would be more useful, since that would

  • allow readers to access the latest version of the article
  • wouldn't have all the broken images resulting in copying the source text without the original images

--John Stumbles 12:55, 18 December 2006 (GMT)

I've just thought of another reason for referring to the wikipedia article rather than copying it.

  • If we copy wikipedia articles here and people start editing 'our' copy we 'fork' our copy off the wikipedia one and the two articles diverge, with wikipedians developing one article and DIYnians developing the other. This is probably not what we want: the right place for a scholarly general article is wikipedia; the right place for a practical article referring to specific adhesives (or whatever) is here in the DIY wiki.

For this reason I'm taking the liberty of deleting the body of this article and replacing it with the skeleton of a new, hopefully more DIY-centric one, and providing a reference to the wikipedia one instead.

--John Stumbles 20:32, 20 December 2006 (GMT)

Engine Noise

"They are largely responsible for the quieter running modern car engines."

1930s cars had engines bolted rigidly to the metal chassis. Modern cars have engines suspended on rubber blocks. Does gluing threads really make more difference?


Does this one belong in 'wood' category? I suspect so NT 18:30, 24 April 2007 (BST)